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The 2022 session is underway

The 2022 session is underway

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2022 Washington State Legislature gaveled in the new session this week and as we start a new year I continue to have a lot of hope for the future of our communities here on the Kitsap ...

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Transitions in our office

Transitions in our office

Dear Friends and Neighbors, For those of you who have worked with or been served by my office, I wanted you to know that we are undergoing staffing changes. For one, in what has been called the “end of an era,” ...

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Working together to improve ferry service

Working together to improve ferry service

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I want to thank all of the community members who attended the 23rd District Ferry Town Hall on Nov. 30. It was a productive conversation and a chance to get an update on the current disruptions to ...

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You're invited: Ferry Town Halls coming up Nov. 23 & Nov. 30

You're invited: Ferry Town Halls coming up Nov. 23 & Nov. 30

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Like so many of you, I am frustrated by the delays and disruptions to the ferry service we all depend on here in Kitsap. There are many reasons for the current service cutbacks, and I am working ...

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Get involved in redistricting & how you can help refugees

Get involved in redistricting & how you can help refugees

Dear friends and neighbors, Fall has arrived and the school year has started here in Kitsap. As life gets busier and we all continue to do our part to control the pandemic, I wanted to get you some timely information about ...

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Rolfes: September revenue forecast is ‘good news we had hoped for’

Rolfes: September revenue forecast is ‘good news we had hoped for’

OLYMPIA – State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement following today’s positive economic news from the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. “Today’s revenue forecast is the good news we ...

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Getting ready to get back to school

Getting ready to get back to school

Dear friends and neighbors: When the Legislature met earlier this year, one of our top priorities was addressing access to affordable, high quality childcare. It is one of the biggest issues facing families here in Kitsap and around the state. The ...

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Legislature invests in a strong state recovery

Legislature invests in a strong state recovery

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Starting next month, our state will be operating under a new, two-year budget that guides spending for everything from health care to public schools. As the chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, I was honored ...

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Grant opportunities and community investments

Grant opportunities and community investments

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2021 Legislature adjourned last night after a 105-day mostly-remote session that was unique in many ways. While it was conducted mostly on Zoom, we managed to complete our work efficiently and deliver several historic policies ...

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Legislature passes landmark recovery budget to help families, small businesses

Legislature passes landmark recovery budget to help families, small businesses

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature passed a historic budget today that focuses on an equitable recovery from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. The 2021-23 operating budget uses a combination of ongoing state revenue and federal funds from the ...

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